Children are familiar with the centre’s well-established daily routines and expectations for behaviour. Teachers have had a focus on children learning to play well together. The children are confident and cooperate in their play, interacting positively with one another. Children have many opportunities to explore and learn in the interesting and challenging outdoor area. Here they learn about nature and develop their physical skills
Education Review Office, 2016
We view Richmond Infant and Toddler
Centre as a home away from home, where our flexible routines allow children to
feel a sense of belonging in a nurturing and caring environment. Teachers
recognise children as unique, growing and learning at their own pace. We
believe in ‘free movement’ where infants and toddlers are given the time and
space to develop physically at their own pace.
We provide an environment that is
welcoming, fun friendly and safe for children and their whānau. People of all cultures and backgrounds
are welcomed and respected at Richmond. Teachers recognise and respect Te
Tiriti o Waitangi and this is reflected in our teaching.
Richmond is a place that is
stimulating and responsive to children’s individual needs. We celebrate what
children can do now, giving them time to enjoy their successes and moments of
discovery during play. Parents, children and whānau
will be encouraged and are welcome to contribute to planning portfolios.
As teachers, we see learning as a
lifelong journey. We learn from each other, our children and through regular
professional development. May the journey continue….